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My daughter became a vegetarian about three years ago at age 14. Her grandparents were worried about her getting enough protein in her diet so I figured that if I became a vegetarian I would be preparing her meals and then I would know for sure that she was eating right. I also thought that it would be a good way to lose the weight that I had been steadily gaining for years. Unfortunately it didn't work that way and I continued gaining until I was at my top weight of 233. I was out of control with my eating habits and craving junk food all the time. Finally in March 2011 not knowing what else to do I decided to try eating low carb but still remain a vegetarian and see if that helped. I didn't know how I would do that so I searched the internet for ideas, recipes etc. There isn't a whole lot of information out there but I did find out about a book by Rose Elliot The Vegetarian Low Carb Diet and I also use the Atkins book. My weight in December 2011 was 164 pounds. Since March 2011 when I first started this way of eating I have lost 69 pounds and I am continuing to lose.

Member Since: 10/2/2008

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I am trying to become healthier and not have to take as many medications

I would like to have more energy

My goal weight is to be at 140

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Read at least one chapter of The Bible every day

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I have been eating as a Low Carb Vegetarian since March 2011. I stay away from rice, flour, pasta, sugar and most fruits and grains. I eat plenty of nuts, seeds, veggies, some dairy and will have eggs now and then. I no longer drink diet soda, my only beverage is water. I keep a 20oz water bottle with me and drink 5+/day.

Since I have started eating this way I no longer have cravings for junk food, I'm not hungry all the time. I eat 3 meals plus 2 snacks every day. I eat mostly whole foods, keep sodium intake low and have at least 25g of fiber each day.

Basically a 60-30-10 ratio of fat/protein/carbs but most of the time I eat more carbs then that.

I enjoy trying new foods and recipes and have never eaten more fruit and veggies then I have since starting this way of eating.

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My name is Renee I am 51 years old and I live in rural northern CA. I am married with two children one boy and one girl, both are teenagers. My family has three cats and one dog.

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  • v DS9KIE
    Hi emoticon , I’m glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards, there’s a lot of information, great ideas and of course lots of recipes. Just ask many questions.

    Come and eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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    1259 days ago
    Welcome to Christian Women Putting God First (Matthew 6:33).

    May God bless your efforts to be healthier!!!
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  • v FLA-1956
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  • v RAMMIE2
    My DH said that Bob Moncreese was the principal at the time. That isn't how his name is spelled though.
    2223 days ago
  • v RAMMIE2
    Small world! Teaching kindergarden must have been a lot of fun. In my scrapbook of our time in Guam there is a group photo of the staff. I tried to take a picture to download but I can't get a close enough picture so the picture is blurry when trying to zoom on my phone making it hard to see. I will ask DH tomorrow if he remembers the name of the principal. It was a thin man with brown hair looks to be maybe in his 40-50's and wore white shoes. He helped my DH find an apartment , housing was hard to come by that year, and picked me up at the airport when I first arrived. My DH taught 5th grade. There was one girl in my husbands class whose aunt was in the other 5th grade class. We went to a fiesta at their house tons of people and tons of food. I was hoping that the program that I still have from the Teacher Orientation at the Government House would say what the principals name was but it didn't. My DH was also a member of Navel Reserve Unit 120 which was 2yo at the time. Thank you for the goodie
    2223 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/22/2011 6:29:02 AM
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